How to detect radionuclides specific to the European Spallation Source in soil samples?

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The European Spallation Source (ESS) is a neutron research facility under construction in southern Sweden. The facility will produce a wide range of radionuclides including 148Gd, 187W, 172Hf, 182Ta and 178nHf that could be released into the environment in an accident scenario. Detection limits for these contaminants in soil were estimated to be in the mg k-1 range for ICP-MS and <3 Bq per 200 ml soil for gamma-ray spectroscopy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedical Physics in the Baltic States (2023)
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 16th International Conference on Medical Physics
PublisherKaunas University of Technology
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Other Physics Topics
  • Environmental Sciences

Free keywords

  • Environmental radiology
  • metal trace analysis
  • emergency preparedness
  • Mass spectromery
  • gamma spectrometry

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